At the Montenegro First Congress of Preventive Paediatrics

The Montenegro First Congress of Preventive Paediatrics with international participation, focused on the theme “Preventive Paediatrics as the Foundation of the Health System” was held in the Splendid Hotel in Budva from 21 to 23 October 2016. The Congress was held under the auspices of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Science of the Montenegro Government and organised by the Association for Preventive Paediatrics of Montenegro and the Organisational Committee headed by Assistant professor, Sc.D. Nebojša Kavarić, director of the Podgorica Health Centre.

Lectures were held by recognised professionals in the field of preventive paediatrics and related disciplines, with the aim of scientifically highlighting the significance of preventive paediatrics at the foundations of the health system.

Prof. Sc.D. Gordana Buljan Flander delivered the invited lecture “Children in cyberworld – did we enrich childhood or put children at risk?” which attracted a lot of interest of the participants and confirmed the importance of this theme in the world today, as well as the importance of systematic work on prevention.

Ella Selak Bagarić, psychologist of the Centre also delivered the invited lecture Manipulation of children in high-conflict divorces – challenges and risks for professionals and the system.

Besides the Director of the Child and Youth Protection Centre of the City of Zagreb, the following experts participated in the international Scientific Committee:

Prof. Sc.D. Julije Meštrović (Croatia) – Vice-President of the European Paediatric Association

Prof. Sc.D. Nathalie Farpour-Lambert (Switzerland) – President of the European Association for the Study of Obesity

Prof. Sc.D. Aspazija Sofijanova (Macedonia) – President of the Paediatric Association of Macedonia

Prof. Sc.D. Anila Godo (Albania) – President of the Paediatric Association of Albania

Doc. Sc.D. Bojko Bjelaković (Serbia) – President of the Association for Preventive Paediatrics of Serbia

Prof. Sc.D. Ramush Bejiqi (Kosovo) – President of the Paediatric Association of Kosovo

Prof. Sc.D. Predrag Minić (Serbia)

Prof. Sc.D.Ida Jovanović (Serbia)

Prof. Sc.D.Vladislav Vukomanović (Serbia)

Prof. Sc.D. Željko Verzak (Croatia)

Prof. Sc.D. Giorgio Tamburlini (Italy)

Prof. Sc.D. Dušan Backović (Serbia)

Prof. Sc.D. Jelena Roganović (Croatia)

Prof. Sc.D. Dragica Odalović (Serbia)

Prof. Sc.D. Gordana Kocić (Serbia)

Prof. Sc.D. Aco Kostovski (Macedonia)

Prof. Sc.D. Biljana Vuletić (Serbia)

Prof. Sc.D. Goran Belojević (Serbia)

Doc. Sc.D. Milica Pejović-Milovančević (Serbia)

Doc. Sc.D. Ines Banjari (Croatia)

Prim. Sc.D. Gordana Sušić (Serbia)

Themes which were the focus of the Congress participants were:

Prevention in primary health care


Prevention in endocrinology and disorders of growth and development

Microbiological aspects in paediatrics: infections, rational use and antibiotics resistance

Prevention of obesity in children and adolescents

Prevention in gastroenterology, breast-feeding and eating disorders

Prevention in peri- and neonatology

Prevention of hereditary diseases and rare diseases in paediatrics

Prevention in child psychiatry and neurology; Autism

Prevention in cardiology

Prevention in rheumatology and immunology

Prevention in dermatovenerology

Prevention in pulmology

Prevention in nephrology

Prevention of haemato-oncological diseases; Transfusiology in children

Prevention in child surgery, ophthalmology, otorhinolaringology and physical therapy in children

Emergency conditions in paediatrics; Prevention and control of injuries and accidents in children

Promotion of healthy life-styles in paediatrics

Protection of children as patients

Parenting styles and psychosocial development of children and youth

Influence of modern information-communication technologies on children and youth health

Prevention in child dental care

Role of the nurse in preventive paediatrics

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